'Tis that time of year where we sit around in advanced puzzledom, wondering where we should do to find great Christmas hampers in Bangalore. Of course, every old Bangalore confectioner and stores-that-sell-Christmas-goodies, fine stores like Thoms or All Saints, will have plum cake and rose cookies but if you are thinking of gifting the hamper to your special peeps, you need to go upscale. Where better than the city's five star hotels in which lurk "pastry chefs". In the world of F&B they are the icing on the cake. Sorry, couldn't resist. So, here are some great stops on the Christmas hamper trail.
Vivanta by Taj – Yeshwantpur is back with their glitterati must-haves, this Christmas Season. From confectioneries to special edition liquors, this hamper brings you a Chocolate Santa, Plum Cake, Macaroon, Cinnamon Stars, Assorted Christmas Cookies, Ginger Bread Cookies, a 1 kg Plum Pudding Box, Minced Pie and Wine. The hamper also has its posher sister, with grand collections – the Luxury Hamper. To know more and book these hampers call 080 6690 0111
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A blend of grandeur and glee, their Christmas hampers are a treat to the taste buds. From Home made Chocolates, Christmas Pudding, a bottle of Indian Wine, Camembert, along with Fruit Cake, Cheddar and a bottle of Scotch – the hamper is a pure delight, ranging from INR 1750 to INR 22750. You can also customize your hamper, from a wide variety of goodies available at the hotel. For further information and reservations, call 080-67343058.
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The hotel is providing three exclusive Christmas hampers this season. The hampers include assorted dry fruits, jujubes, nutty chocolate box, panettone and much more. The hampers also come with a range of festive decorations and diyas. The hampers range from INR 3100 to INR 5100, excluding taxes. For reservations and further information, please call: 080-6660 4545
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They are not having a Gingerbread house or a Chalet – they’re having an entire Christmas Carousel laden with oven fresh baked goodies. The hotel offers to create customised hampers for you, allowing you to choose from the large spread of the carousel. For further information call 080 2558 5858
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The Cake Shop at Leela Palace brings you cakes, chocolates, mince pies and wine, all in celebration of this festive season. Offering three exclusive hampers, covering all the festive delectables, plus the Christmas wine at additional charges, these gift boxes are a fantastic way to enjoy the winter. The hampers range between INR 3500 and 7500. Contact 08025211234.
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(The images in this article are illustrative and do not purport to be a representation of the products sold by the establishments mentioned.)